North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Manchester Festival by the Sea celebrates art on Cape Ann and the local bounty o

"Celebrating locally grown art, music, and food" in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea, this all day event will highlight not only the idyllic beauty of Cape Ann but also the incredible talent for which the area has become synonymous. Featuring local talent including musical and artistic performers alike, visitors will enjoy music, art, food, and good times while taking in the sights of Masconomo Park. This family-friendly festival will feature free fun and excitement for all ages all day long! Mark your calendar and pack your blanket for a day of great music, inspired artistry and delicious, locally grown foods! For more information, please contact Ken Riehl.

 

 

Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V

Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2, 2014, hosts an exciting array of free family fun festivities, including live music, traditional craft demonstrations and seaport trade exhibits, story-telling, and FREE 90 harbor tours aboard local schooners including Schooner Fame , Schooner Ardelle and Sea Shuttle's Endeavour! Celebrate four centuries of Salem maritime history on Derby Wharf in Salem!

 

Teens are invited to Ipswich River Walk for a concert featuring The Cranks!

Teens are invited to a free The Cranks concert on the Ipswich River Walk! The Ipswich Recreation and Culture Department continues the IT’S (Ipswich Teen Saturdays) concert series featuring the Cranks! Other acts include the local talents Volume One & the Ipswich Horns. Come join the fun at the Riverwalk Patio on Saturday night at 8! The series will end with an outdoor movie at the Town Hall Athletic Fields on August 16. All ages invited, but parents should know this is an unsupervised event!

 

Entrain brings rock funk jam music to the Newburyport Waterfront Park

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to enjoy Funk Jam music by the sea with Entrain! Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece band Entrain has been thrilling audiences since its inception.

Entrain - "C Drum Blues" & "All That Good"

 

World Series Champions. Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp in Beverly MA for Kids ages

Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp offer children ages 5 – 13 of all abilities the ultimate Major League Camp Experience. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current Red Sox player and a tour of the field at Fenway Park in a full Red Sox uniform.

 

Shore Country Day School Summer Programs. Beverly MA

Summer Shore Camps run June 16 through August 22.

Summer Shore Camps including Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp and Boston Children’s Theatre.

Shore Country Day School offers a variety of Summer Shore Camps focusing on both sports and enrichment. Full- and half-day camps are available and welcome students in grades 1-10.

  • Summer Shore Sports Camps are designed to give young athletes an opportunity to develop skills and enhance game play.
  • Summer Shore Enrichment Camps, serving kids in grades 1-9, allows children to hone their talents and explore new passions through various avenues.

NEW! Shore Country Day School has formed a creative and collaborative partnership with Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) to bring BCT’s Summer Studio program to the North Shore for students ages 9 – 19 between June and August.

BCT will bring its respected pre-professional summer studios program to Shore’s campus where students will perform in the school’s new state of the art 375-seat theater. Summer Studio attendees will also have access to the school’s dynamic Center for Creativity, which includes classrooms for all arts disciplines and studios, and eventually the hallmark Innovation Lab. For more information, visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

 

Grupo Fantasia brings Spicy Latino flavored music to Castle Hill on the Crane Es

Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy." Gates for these events open at 5:00 pm.

 

Beatlejuice is the leading Beatles cover band in New England

The Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series invites you to enjoy Beatles music by the sea with Beatlejuice! Beatlejuice doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship, and true respect for their heroes.

 

The Newbuyrport Yankee Homecoming Bed Race is an annual event in Newburyport hosted by the Lions Club of Newburyport.  The race is a ¼ mile team sprint down Federal Street to the finish line. Each team consists of 3 pushers, 2 pullers and a 'sleeper', and the goal is to get to the finish line with the bed and sleeper in the fastest time!   This is a fun event for the communityr and always draws a big crowd.  Come cheer on your favorite team, or just watch the fun!

 

Explore the Coolidge Point Reservation with the Trustees of Reservations!

Curiosity companions explore Bungalow Hill, Clarke's Pond, and Ocean Lawn discovering the wonders of nature-with all senses. This program is for young children accompanied by their favorite adult, who are guided around the Coolidge Estate by a trained 'Curiosity Companion'.

 

Tour the Newburyport Coast Guard station as part of Yankee Homecoming

The Coast Guard Station in Newburyport stands as a testament to over 100 years of service to the opening of the Merrimack River and the coastal regions from the North Shore to Portsmouth, NH. All are invited for a special tour of the facility and get a close-up look at the inner workings of this very busy station.

 

The Tidepools at Halibut Point State Park are some of the best in New England!

Halibut Point State Park invites families to join them on a tide pool adventure! Halibut Point contains some of the best tide pools in New England. Join the Interpreter for a trip down to the rocky shore for some inter-tidal exploration. Learn about these interesting creatures living in a unique transitional environment. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. For all ages. Rain or shine, pouring rain cancels.

 

YMCA Summer Camp, Summer Programs for kids north of Boston. Beverly MA

Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.

 

Come watch a FREE showing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the waterf

Come enjoy a movie projected on a giant screen on the waterfront, under the stars in downtown Gloucester Massachusetts! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your family for a night of Hollywood blockbuster fun! Food and refreshments will be available starting at 6pm, and movies will begin at dark!

 

The sweet sounds of country music is what Massachussetts native, country music singer/songwriter Jillian Cardarelli grew up on, and she bring that music to the Newburyport Waterfront for Yankee Homecoming!

 

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kids' Day in the Park

Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Kid's Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades. The Parade will be from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Children’s activities include children’s games, music, face painting and much more. Food will be available.

Location: Atkinson Common

 

The 24th Annual High street Mile includes categories for kids races!

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 24th Annual Newburyport High Street Mile will start at Atkinson Common. This is a fast, flat USATF certified straight line course (USATF certification MA07009JK). Separate start times based on age division and sex. Proceeds benefit the River Rivals (Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket, Triton) XC and T&F programs.

 

Beverly MA Cooking Classes for Kids. Eurostoves culinary Center
Summers are a blast at Eurostoves! 2014 is our 11th summer series for kids and teens providing extraordinary learning experience for your budding chefs. All new menus for 2014!

Our summer kids classes run Monday through Friday (with the exception of July 4th) from 10AM-1PM. You can sign up for one or two classes, the whole week, or several weeks (the themes are designed for a week). There are four weeks with a different themes and feature completely new menus for 2014. Whether you want to bake, explore the world, learn the basics or cook foods inspired from your favorite books we have a great line up for the summer hours.

Our summer program is designed for ages 8 and up. We have cooked with thousands of children and find that when combining the teens and kids it lends an opportunity for leadership teaching skills from some teens to engage the younger kids in cooking. It is a win-win for all involved. Often we have many of these teens end up working in the field or actually at Eurostoves!!

Sign up early because classes tend to fill up fast.

Visit our Calendar today to register for classes. You can register online, by phone 978-232-0007 or in person. If you have any food allergies make sure you let us know so we can accommodate you to make sure your cooking experience is safe.

Minimum of 6 guests, maximum of 14. 

Cooking class gift cards may also be purchased online at www.eurostoves.com

 

Cultural Care Au Pair Sale, Promotional code, discount code for northshore

Cultural Care Au Pair July Sale: New families who register from July 25, 2014, through July 29, 2014, using promo code PCJULB2014 can register for free ($75 value) and receive a $400 program fee discount when welcoming an au pair by October 3, 2014. As an added bonus, families who select their au pair by August 12, 2014, will receive an additional $400 program fee discount  - for a total savings of $875!

For 25 years, Cultural Care Au Pair has provided flexible, affordable childcare solutions for parents across the country. Costing about $360 a week per family, not child, Cultural Care Au Pair is the best kept secret in childcare.

 

At ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary we'll look and listen for owls as we paddle

Explore the Ipswich River at dusk. Bring your family and join us for an evening paddle in a canoe as we learn more about the river and some of its inhabitants. Many kinds of owls "call in the night" with their hoots and screams as the sun begins to fade. As we paddle along, we'll look and listen for owls, talk about the types of owls we're likely to find at this time of year, and do some hooting ourselves.

 

50 + Years and Running Strong through the heart of NBPT

For more than 50 years, the Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been inviting runners and athletes of all ages to run through the heart of Newburyport. Imagine a beautiful summer evening in the beautiful town of Newburyport, MA. Each year, hundreds of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the bucolic seaside town, running along the ocean for several miles before winding through a state park and charming New England neighborhoods. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.

 

Market Square Day has been a Newburyport tradition for 55 years and running!

Market Square Day features a their 57th annual juried craft show spotlighting amazingly talented artisans.  Hand made items from some of New England's most gifted artists and crafters will be selected through the jurying process. Join Yankee Homecoming in Market Square as this tradition continues!

 

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood.

Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy in Gloucester is hosting a blood drive to collect a goal of 50 donations in a single day in August! There is a always a huge need for blood, and many people need blood today! Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. Your donation is needed right now.

 

Have an adventure at Ipswich River Wildlife Sancatuary!

Come venture along the sanctuary trails on a sensory tour. We will explore the magic of the outdoors by using our many senses. Let's see what we can discover using our eyes, ears, nose, hands, and even taste. Using found materials from nature, we will create a nature collage.

 

The B Street Bombers fill the waterfront with music for Yankee Homecoming in New

Returning to the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Series... The Legendary B Street Bombers! This ten-piece powerhouse has been performing all over the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston areas for years. Come join the fun at Newburyport's Annual Yankee Homecoming.